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Location Russia (European), Saratov region
Central coordinates 50o 37.08' East  51o 39.40' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 62,400 ha
Altitude 100 - 171m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Great Bustard Otis tarda breeding  1999  52 individuals  good  A1  Vulnerable 
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax breeding  1999  70-120 individuals  good  A1  Near Threatened 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Pereljubskiy Zakaznik 30,000 protected area overlaps with site 30,000  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  30%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  70%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 70%
rangeland/pastureland 30%
nature conservation and research 61%

Acknowledgements The identification of IBAs and information collected between 1980 and 2009 provided by the IBA network of the Russian Bird Conservation Union (RBCU).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Kholmanskiye feathergrass steppes. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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